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dc.contributor.advisorNewman, James H.
dc.contributor.authorHicks, Christina M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:09Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4517
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to document my activities related to managing the design, analysis, construction, testing, and integration of a qualification and, possibly, a flight article in support of the NPS CubeSat Launcher (NPSCuL) project. This thesis will describe the process, experience, and results of managing the NPSCuL program, including the program budget and schedule in support of a flight opportunity as early as August 2010. NPSCuL is designed to utilize excess capacity on U.S. launch vehicles to place a significant volume of CubeSats into orbit in a single launch. The NPSCuL will be a secondary payload attached to the launch vehicle via the EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) or other compatible launch vehicle structures. The NPSCuL-Lite, a modified version of the NPSCuL, integrates eight Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployers (P-PODs) with a deployment sequencer in a simple structure. NPSCuL-Lite will be able to accommodate up to twenty-four units of CubeSat volume. The goal of the NPSCuL project is to improve CubeSat access to space, advance U.S. space technology, and ensure that the next generation of U.S. space professionals will remain on the cutting edge of very small satellite development.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 75 p. : (chiefly col. ill.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshSatellitesen_US
dc.titleNPS CubeSat Launcher program managementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSakoda, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc468138
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSpace Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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